Immune Restore+ Function
Beta-Glucans are known as "biological response modifiers" because of their ability to activate the immune system. Immunologists have discovered that receptors on the surface of innate immune cells called dectin-1 and complement receptor 3 are responsible for binding to beta-glucans, allowing the immune cells to activate more easily.
New studies have shown that many infectious agents, especially viral agents such as EBV, CMV, Zoster and pandemic Influenza have the ability to suppress immune activation. By utilizing Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucans, the body may be able to overcome the immune suppression activity of these chronic infection agents.*
Quercitin, in addition to being an antioxidant, also has anti-inflammatory properties. It may alter and benefit the interaction between two key types of immune cells, Th1 and Th2. Research has found that quercetin may reduce the reactivity of mast cells, which release histamine during allergic reactions.
NOTE: Although derived from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces Ceravisiae), Beta Glucan is a pure isolate and does not contain enough yeast proteins to typically cause an allergic reaction.